New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is described as one of the best one-day hikes in New Zealand. The Tongariro trek will takes you from alpine meadows to mountain summit with stunning volcanic features along the way, you will walk across a lunar landscape of craters, scattered pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like mounds of volcanic desert.
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